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25 Feb 19
U-turn by Newport City Council after legal challenge

An article published on the South Wales Argus website reports on Michael Imperato and his team successfully persuading  Newport Council to  U-turn on their decision to leave a Gwent-wide children’s special needs service – SenCom.

SenCom (the Sensory and Communication Support Service) supports children who are deaf, vision impaired, have a communication and interaction difficulty or multisensory impairment.

Partner and Head of the Public Law Team, Michael Imperato, said:

“I can’t emphasise enough how important the work of the parents and Charities was in bringing the legal challenge forward. I would like to pay tribute to all of them for their hard work and support”.

Lucy O’Brien, a specialist Public Law Solicitor at Watkins & Gunn was delighted with the outcome:

“We are pleased to help ensure that the valuable SenCom Service will continue although it is disappointing that it was only after legal proceedings started that the Council heeded the concerns of the parents and specialist Charities”.

To read the full article published by South Wales Argus click here.

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